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Is This the Year for Tax Reform?

Is 2013 shaping up to the year of tax reform? "There are more proposals this year than we have seen in the last five years, and an unprecedented number of major state tax reform proposals," said Harley Duncan, a managing director at KPMG.
Tax

Crime Watch: March 4, 2013

Appearing before US District Judge Margaret M. Morrow, a Los Angeles woman was sentenced February 25 to three years in prison for her role in a scheme whereby she used the identities of others to defraud the federal bankruptcy and tax systems.
Education & Careers

IMA Opens Registration for Annual Conference and Exposition

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has opened registration for its ninety-fourth Annual Conference and Exposition to be held June 22-26 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Technology

CPAs Adding Social Media to Connect with Clients and Find New Ones

CPA firms' use of social media is evolving, from the simple use of e-mail, a web page, or the telephone, to messaging via Twitter or through postings on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Education & Careers

Scholars Receive American Accounting Association Award

This January, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) announced the recipients of the American Accounting Association's (AAA) Greatest Potential Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award for 2012.
Tax

Crime Watch: January 9, 2013

A Florida woman – who owned or controlled undeclared foreign financial accounts in excess of $42 million in 2007 and who caused a tax loss to the government of approximately $667,716 – has been ordered to pay a $21 million civil penalty.
Tax

Crime Watch: December 12, 2012

A New Jersey CPA was sentenced to fifty-four months in prison for a $500 billion fraud scheme. In addition to his prison term, he was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $43,582,699 in forfeiture.
Education & Careers

HORNE Celebrates 50 Years with $50,000 Charity Award

HORNE, who opened its doors in 1962, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the firm announced the winner of its "$50,000 for 50 Years" contest.
Education & Careers

AICPA Best Early Career Researcher Award Winner

The AICPA has announced that Jasmijn C. Bol, PhD, associate professor of accounting, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award.
Education & Careers

AICPA: 2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners Announced

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has announced the winners of the 2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award. Thirty-seven students received this honor.
Community News

KPMG and Phil Mickelson Partner to Kick-off 'Blue for Books' Campaign

KPMG LLP and golf champion Phil Mickelson have paired to launch "Blue for Books," a nationwide charitable initiative designed to put thousands of books into the hands of children in need, through the sale of KPMG blue golf hats, just like the KPMG hat that Mickelson wears on tour.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 26, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 26, 2012.
AccountingWEB Life

Feed the Pig - Feed the Future

A recent survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ad Council indicates that today's difficult economic times have dramatically altered the way people between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-four think about the importance of savings.
Community News

Regional Accounting Resources Now Available in Southern Georgia

BowenPhillips has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI). Both BowenPhillips offices in Georgia will now operate under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram name. The same BowenPhillips team will serve local clients, who will benefit from the additional specialized services and resources provided by the regional CPA firm.
AccountingWEB Life

Society of Louisiana CPAs Puts Kids on Path to Financial Success

Volunteers from the LCPA and accounting students from Nicholls State University visited Schriever Elementary to teach second grade students about money management. Their efforts were part of the LCPA's scholastic literacy book program, a statewide collaboration between the LCPA, Scholastic, and Gilsbar, Inc.
Tax

Mid-size Firm Wins Jackson Hewitt’s Annual Franchise of the Year Award

Jeffrey Davidson’s Jackson Hewitt franchise may not have been the biggest tax service business among the 700 nominees for this year’s Jackson Hewitt Franchisee of the Year Award.
Community News

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Merges with Holland CPA’s in South Central Kentucky Market

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), one of the top 35 accounting firms in the nation, extended its Southern footprint into an eighth state in September, when it announced its merger with South Central Kentucky accounting firm Holland CPAs, PSC, with offices in Bowling Green and Russellville, Kentucky.
Community News

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Merges with Holland CPAs in South Central Kentucky Market

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), one of the top 35 accounting firms in the nation, extended its Southern footprint into an eighth state in September, when it announced its merger with South Central Kentucky accounting firm Holland CPAs, PSC, with offices in Bowling Green and Russellville, Kentucky.
Tax

Year in (1099 and W-2) review

With W-2 and 1099 reporting season in full swing (along with our nation's love of year-end lists) Greatland Corporation has released its inaugural selection of some of the year’s most news-making events as they pertain to 1099 and W-2 forms.
Practice

When violence affects the workplace, what liabilities do employers face?

Workplace violence risks are real and employers face legal liabilities when employees or customers are victims. Employers must understand how they could be vulnerable to a lawsuit after an incident of workplace violence, and what they can do to prevent such incidences.

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